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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Apr 26, 2008 12:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Humphrey Lyttleton

He'll be missed here in Oldham, too. He played here in the 70s and 80s when we had a proper jazz club. He was one of our finest trumpeters, but extremely modest - and a socialist, despite public school!* Who will chair I'm Sorry...? I know it's all scripted, but it was his sense of timing which made a journeyman joke hilarious. I didn't think it would be the same after Willie Rushton, but it's sillier than ever. Paul Merton or Ian Hislop? Any suggestions, Rob?
*Public school is private school for the rich in Britain. And it's charity so they don't pay taxes. It's no wonder were a fucked up country. This is the sort of thing Humph used to take the piss out of.

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Apr 26, 2008 2:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Humphrey Lyttleton

A great loss. An original from the days before music became solely a business

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Poster: snori Date: Apr 26, 2008 12:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Humphrey Lyttleton

He managed to get away with some heavy double entendres on 'I'm sorry ....' I guess Barry Cryer would be under consideration for the Chair, he's been on the panel from time to time. Saw him at a jazz festival here a few years back - he could make a helluva lot of noise for such a skinny guy.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 26, 2008 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Humphrey Lyttleton

A woman walked into a bar and asked for a double entendre - and the barman gave her one.

I'm pretty sure that Barry Cryer, far from appearing 'from time to time' has actually never missed an edition of ISIHAC. He chaired a couple of the early shows but was happy to give it up for Humph. My feeling is that the show should now be retired - unless maybe they can get Stephen Fry to take over - he can be just as filthy as Humph was.

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